Much like Tinder, Spotafriend allows teens to view pictures of others near them, and swipe left or right if the person is someone they would like to know better.If both teens swipe right, then they're connected within the app, where they can privately chat.
A recent survey by Child Line asked under-16s who used dating sites and apps about their experiences.
Of the 400 people who took part, it found as many as 29 per cent admitted they had been in touch with someone over the age of 18.
Unlike Tinder, Spotafriend claims to be an app for making friends rather than finding dates.
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Of those, 72 per cent said the person who contacted them online had known their real age.
One in five who met someone in person after making contact through the apps said they “felt unsafe” when they saw them face-to-face.Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn't mean that their swiping days are over.An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19."A fun first date for me was at a coffee shop and then abookstore.It's intimate enough without expecting too much of each other.If you can't skate that well, no worries—it's a great excuse to hold his hand!